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March 2008

Apparently business is ballooning in Napa Valley

Yesterday morning, right after sunrise, we were on our way up to Yountville for your daily injection of caffeine from Bouchon Bakery. While it’s nothing new to us to see hot air balloons dotting the early morning skyline, Sunday morning was quite a bit different. At one point, we counted no fewer than nine separate [...]

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Napa Valley nominees for the 2008 James Beard Awards

Please hang with us as our posting is quite sporadic, but we’re absolutely buried at work (yes, we have day jobs) this week. We fully expect to resume a more regular posting schedule come this weekend (which can’t get here fast enough). Michael Bauer, the SF Chronicle’s restaurant critic, had a blog post earlier this [...]

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Five observations from Taste of Yountville 2008

As we mentioned late last week, we made our way up to Yountville this past Saturday to enjoy the warm sunshine and check out the 15th Annual Taste of Yountville event. Having attend the event in 2007, we thought it’d be fun to go again and do a bit of a comparison. Here are our [...]

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Buds breaking out all over the valley

If you’re planning a trip to the Napa Valley anytime soon you’ll be treated to some exciting views in the vineyards. Just a little over a week ago the first signs of bud break were primarily relegated to the southern portion of the valley, but now things are sprouting up all over. Personally, we know [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

It’s Thursday, the first official day of Spring and we’re running around like never before (yep, another day has come and gone and, alas, no car for us). Late, yes, but here are a couple events that are worth checking out this weekend in the Napa Valley. Saturday, March 22nd The 15th annual Taste of [...]

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Video: Hall’s director of vineyard operations gives a vineyard update

We’re feeling a bit guilty about subjecting you to our rant from a few hours ago, so we’re gonna make it up to you by getting right back on track. Hall Winery is out with another video, this one providing a glimpse into what’s happening at present in the vineyards and a bit of a [...]

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We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for…a RANT!

We’ve had this blog up and running for over a year now and we’ve never once (at least as far as we can recall) gone off topic. At least not too far. Until now. Please forgive us, but we’re feeling a bit frustrated, annoyed, taken advantage of and any other such synonyms and we’ve got [...]

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